Pennsylvania county approves medical marijuana policy for employees

Effective Nov. 1, Cambria County and its employees will comply with and abide by Pennsylvania's law concerning medical marijuana use – with county leaders pledging not to discharge, threaten, refuse to hire, or discriminate against those certified to use the drug.

The Cambria County commissioners unanimously approved the policy at a meeting Thursday at the Nanty Glo Food Pantry Warehouse.

According to the policy, it will be a county employee's responsibility to notify the human resources department about his or her certification to use medical marijuana.

Under Pennsylvania's Act 16 of 2016, those with serious medical conditions are permitted to obtain marijuana in the form of a pill, oil, liquid, cream or gel for a medicinal purposes only.

The act covers medical conditions such as cancer, Crohn's Disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, sickle cell anemia, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Cambria County's policy, however, will not allow medical marijuana use...

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